Heartland A.E.A.  Websites and Databases

AEA Digital Library

Iowa’s Area Education Agencies are pleased to provide Iowa’s PreK-12 educators and students access to a growing collection of educational digital media resources.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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American History In Video

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 6,002 titles, equaling approximately 1616 hours.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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AP Images

The AP Multimedia Archive is a collection of photos, text files, graphics, and audio clips.  The content goes back prior to the Civil War and is updated daily.  All the media files maybe used in the classroom for assignments, research, and multimedia presentations.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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Atomic Learning

Web-based software training and curriculum resources for more than 110 applications used every day.  See librarian for password.

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BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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Britannica Encyclopedia

Britannica is an online encyclopedia with videos, multimedia, audio clips, maps, photos, primary source documents, and more.   Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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Culture Grams

Culture Grams helps you 
discover the world of every country
 recognized by the United Nations -- from 
Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. 

Local experts document the unique, intimate
 details of each country's customs, traditions, 
and daily life.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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Discovery Education Science K-8

Discovery Education offers a breadth and depth of digital media content that is immersive, engaging and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events. All content is aligned to state standards, can be aligned to custom curriculum, and supports classroom instruction regardless of the technology platform.

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EBSCOhost

From an electronic library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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Gale eResources

Gale eResources offers screened and reliable content from magazines, newspapers, and reference materials. This resource is part of Iowa AEA Online, a virtual library that provides no-cost access to 12 high-quality, web-based resources for accredited public and non-public PreK-12 schools.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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iClipart

iCLIPART.com contains over 7.8-million royalty-free clipart images, photos, web graphics, animations, fonts and sounds. Clipart and photo categories contain great content in popular categories such as holidays, religion, business, sports, animals, food, people and more. With 1,000s of new images added weekly, you'll always be able to find the right image when you need it.  Ask the school’sa librarian for the password.

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Kids InfoBits

Gale's exciting database designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research — and makes it fun!  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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Learn360

Learn360 is an interactive media-on-demand service for the K-12 education market, providing teachers and students the power to meet and exceed 21st century educational expectations across all curriculums. Through streaming video, audio and accompanying support materials, Learn360 supports web-based learning.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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Mackin VIA Ebooks

Students, Parents, and Teachers can access these Ebooks 24/7.  No special ereader is required.  Ask the school's librarian for passwords.

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netTrekker Search

netTrekker Search is the leading educational search tool with more than 330,000 standards-aligned, teacher-approved digital resources from the web and unique learning tools used by millions of K-12 educators and students since 2000.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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SIRS/ProQuest

Educator- selected resources to help you explore social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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Soundzabound Music Library

Soundzabound Music Library offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects 
for grades K -12 and universities that ensures your copyright safety. 
Perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling,
presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more!  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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Teaching Books

Use the database’s Meet The Author Movies, book guides, lesson plans, Meet The Author Book Readings, to enliven your reading.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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Teen Health & Wellness

The NEW Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers—the award-winning, online resource—provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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TrueFlix

TrueFlix is an online resource that focuses on engaging subject-area content in science and social studies for students spanning grades 3-6.  Ask the school’s librarian for the password.

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